The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Northamptonshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank - - 39
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - - 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £364 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.52% +11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
352 242 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 97.78% 92.72% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 129 235
Average daily rate £400 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 15
Average hourly rate £12.25 £30.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.16% +122.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £16.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £35.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Leader across the Northamptonshire region.

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader across the Northamptonshire region.

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Leader
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL